Ghanaian award-winning artist, Fameye has said that despite not liking “Gari and Beans,” also termed as “Gob3,” Ghana’s economic hardship has forced him to eat the local meal.
This comes just a few days after former president John Dramani Mahama praised the “Gobe Eaters Association” as the engine driving Ghana’s struggling economy.
“Let us consciulsy eat more of our local food like yam, local grains like maize, rice, our local rice, casava, beans, gob3,” John Mahama said at a forum to address the Ghanaian economy and its challenges.
After the inflation rate increased by more than 100%, many Ghanaians have bitterly lamented the country’s complex challenges, many people have turned to foods that will keep them going throughout the day.
Food and commodities keeps increasing each and everyday as recently stated by Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta presenting Budget to the parliament stated that, government will soon again increase VAT to 2.5% next year 2023.
However, Fameye in an interview on Luv FM revealed that he does not like the popular local delicacy ‘Gob3’ but has no choice but to start eating it due to economic hardship.
According to Fameye, Ghana appears to be negatively affected by global economic challenges, and he praying that the government would endeavor to alleviate the hardships that Ghanaians are experiencing.
“I didn’t like gob3′ but the state of the economy has now made me join the ‘gob3′ eaters’ association in Ghana,” Fameye said
He went further and talk about the price of rice and “Gob3” food which keeps increasing everyday “Now the prices of rice and even ‘gob3’ are ever-increasing which is why I added all of these in my song to tell my people to believe in God that he has done it already and it shall be well although things are hard in the country“.
With these claims, Fameye has proudly joined the Gob3 eaters association of Ghana against his will.